How to Stencil a Perfectly Plaid Pillow
This isn't your garden-variety pillow! Cheery flowers bloom brightly on an inviting toss pillow.
Skill Level: Beginner
Time Needed: 4 hours
Stencil Design: Download the Perfectly Plaid Pillow as a PDF.
Step One: Stencil this design on a square of muslin rather than on the pillow itself. Stenciling on fabric is made easier if you mist a piece of cardboard with stencil adhesive spray and then smooth the fabric over it. The sticky surface of the cardboard will hold the fabric securely while you stencil.
Step Two: Measure and mark the plaid border areas, and tape them off with painter's tape. Repeat Step three from the Nightstand Makeover to stencil these sections plaid.
Step Three: Stencil a garden of flowers between the two bands of plaid.
Step Four: When all paint is completely dry, follow the manufacturer's instructions to iron the stenciled muslin onto a square of iron-on adhesive and then attach the muslin to a pillow.
Color says it all! If you can't find the perfect hue for your room, mix it yourself. The green in this plaid was made by combining 2 Plaid Apple Barrel paints: 1 part Meadow Green to 4 parts Light Leaf Green. The yellow stripes are Delta Ceramcoat Pale Yellow. Create a luscious garden of flowers with Delta Stencil Paint Crème in Luscious Lemon, Yellow Ochre, Cottage Blue, Lavender, and Bright Green.
The next project is the super-huggable Teddy Bear Pillow. Learn how to stencil it on the next page.